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Beachy "Sea" Sign with Hooks

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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Beachy "Sea" Sign with Hooks

designed by Donna Welter

Hang towels or other beachwear on a sign made with Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Everlasting (ADC01)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Desert Turquoise (DAO44)
  • Sea Breeze (DA256)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Coastal Waters (DA523)
  • Sky Blue (DA522)
  • Turquoise Waters (DA525)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • flat brush (small)
  • coat hooks
  • foam brush
  • seashells
  • wooden letters ("SEA")
  • wooden pallet
  • E6000 Glue (or hot glue gun) (E6000)
  • chip brush

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Using a foam brush, paint one slat each in Sea Breeze, Coastal Waters, Sky Blue, and Turquoise Waters. Be sure to paint the edges between the slats with a small flat brush.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Distress the pallet edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the "SEA" letters in Desert Turquoise and Sea Breeze. Mix Desert Turquoise and Sea Breeze to create a different shade for the third letter. Let dry. Once dry, distress the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the starfish hooks in Coastal Waters using a flat brush. Let dry; then distress lightly with fine-grit sandpaper.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Apply a very small amount of Everlasting to a chip brush. Dab off the extra on a paper towel. Dry-brush the wooden pallet by lightly brushing in short, quick strokes. (If the sign ends up with too much white paint, you can always remove with a damp paper towel and start over.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use hot or E6000 Glue to attach seashells to the sign.
    Step 5 Example